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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week
  • Dog(s), Cat(s)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, Sydney (Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Hills District, Inner West, Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Sutherland, Upper North Shore)  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 29Oct-31Oct 2020: 30Sep-15Jan2021

Reliable and experienced dog lovers

61, Retired, Learning Support

65, Retired, Accountant


Retired English couple, married over 40 years and have been home owners all this time. We're active and enjoy daily walking, so having some more four-legged company would be great! We have been house sitting for family and friends in recent years, via this website since retiring in 2018, and quite a few are now repeat housesit requests.

We're experienced dog owners and have had one rescue dog and four labradors over the years. From October 2020, we have a new addition to our family, a Jack Russell puppy. He will, obviously, have an impact on the housesits that we can accept but we would be happy to do solo sits if you prefer.

Sheelagh has been working with children for many years, helping primary school students with their literacy and numeracy. Andy was an accountant and, in the UK, played rugby union, coached the juniors for 10 years and was also the club treasurer. In 2016, we had detailed security and ID checks to gain our Australian citizenship and copies of police checks are available on request.

We are honest, reliable, trustworthy and non-smokers. You can have peace of mind that we will look after your pets and home as though they were our own (please read our reviews below). Dogs will be walked according to their usual routines and cats will have laps!

Our preference is for short term NSW housesits from a long weekend/up to one week in the Sydney area or the Central Coast, which are both within 1.5 hours' drive of our home.

If you think we would be a good match to your needs, please do get in touch. Where practical, we like to visit pets in their home environment before the sit.

Reviews (15)
Wow! Sheelagh & Andy are simply fantastic people to have as sitters. We reached out to them when another sitter canceled. We needed sitters who could cover two sets of dates (4night & 2nights) across 2 consecutive weekends. We had absolute confidence in them from the first telephone chat & were super delighted they also visited us a week before the first sit date to meet our dog Daisy. On both sit occasions we came home to a spotless home and a happy dog.
JO-ANN (Woolooware NSW, Dec 2019 - 4 nights & 2 nights)
No rating Sheelagh and Andy provided an excellent house-sitting service. They looked after Lily very well and left the house clean and tidy. They were thoughtful and flexible. I highly recommend them to home owners. Homes and pets will be in very safe hands.
KATHRYN (Callala Bay NSW, Sep 2020 - 1 week)
Sheelagh and Andy were reliable, and our dogs warmed to them immediately. Our house was left spotless, even with all the dust around Sydney at the moment. Highly recommend.
JONICA (Northbridge NSW, Jan 2020 - 1 week)
This was our first experience with Aussie Housesitters and we were very pleased to return home and find the house just as we had left it. Sheelagh and Andy had even left fresh milk in the fridge for us and had sent photos to us, during our one week absence, of our dog, Ellie. Thank you both.
JENNIFER (Bilgola Plateau NSW, Sep 2019 - 1 week)
Sheelagh & Andy were amazing house sitters. Even one of our cats, the aloof one, warmed to them immediately, and it appears there were lots of cuddles and lap sits based on the pictures they emailed us. They took Moppet out for daily walks/plays. The house was left immaculate. We would highly recommend them for any sit.
BRUCE (Newport NSW, Jul 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Sheelagh and Andy did a great job looking after Lottie and my house. Everything was clean and Lottie was happy. I would be pleased to have them come back again and recommend them to others.
PETRA (Glengowrie SA, May 2019 - 5 days)
A pleasure to have in our home. House and dogs were very well cared for, thank you both.
ROBIN (Pymble NSW, Apr 2019 - 2 days)
Sheelagh and Andy did an amazing job of looking after our two dogs, in fact they are better behaved now than when we left them ! Thank you so much for taking great care of our home and dogs .
SANDRA (The Vines WA, Feb 2019)
I would highly recommend Sheelagh and Andy to anyone looking for caring, conscientious and clean house sitters. They looked after our labradoodle and home with such care and attention while we were overseas. We came back to a happy, relaxed dog and a tidy home. While we were away there were record temperatures, but Sheelagh and Andy walked our dog every morning before it was too hot, and spent time with her indoors during the heat of the day. They also watered our garden to keep the plants ... MORE
LYN (Canberra ACT, Jan 2019)
Sheelagh & Andy looked after our dog (Mia) so well and even got up in the middle of the night to care for her when she was frightened by a storm. Our house was left cleaner than when we left. They were excellent house and pet sitters.
STEVE & LEANNE (Copacabana NSW, Nov 2018)
Sheelagh and Andy were reliable, conscientious and thoughtful sitters for our dog. I felt immediately comfortable with them. We came home to a relaxed, well groomed and happy dog and a meticulously clean house. They would be my first choice if I needed a sitter and I have no hesitation recommending them.
CORINNE (Hunters Hill NSW, Oct 2018)
Andy and Sheelagh stayed at our house on the Central Coast minding our Labrador they treated Olly like their own and sent photos regularly, the house was sparkling clean and they are an all round lovely and honest couple. I highly recommend Andy and Sheelagh to anyone that wants a stress free holiday and have your pet feel at home!!
BRETT AND TENILE (Kincumber NSW, Jun 2018)
Sheelagh and Andy were just wonderful. Very responsive to setting up the sit and visiting us twice beforehand. They spoilt our beautiful dog and left our house immaculate. Highly recommend them and would love to have them sit for us in the future.
WENDY AND DAVID (Galston NSW, May 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
Sheelagh and Andy cared for our house, our 2 little dogs and cat for 3 weeks whilst we were away on a cruise in April 2018. After accepting our invitation to house-sit they kept in touch until handover day and arrived at the time arranged. We immediately felt very comfortable leaving our home and pets in the care of Andy and Sheelagh. Andy dropped us off at the airport and during the 3 weeks we were away they sent us emails & photos of our pets which assured us that all was good at home. Andy ... MORE
BRAD (Norman Gardens QLD, Mar 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating We had Sheelagh and Andy stay with our dog for a last minute short stay. They looked after him and the house really well, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a friendly couple for a house sit.
NICOLE (Kilaben Bay NSW, Jan 2018 - 4 days)
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